MULTI-LITE PORTABLE LAMP
BY LOUIS WEISDORF
GUBI cuts the cord on the iconic Multi-Lite Lamp and sets the new portable edition free. The perfect companion for spontaneous moments in peculiar places and spectacular spaces.
MADE FOR MOVEMENT
GUBI PRESENTS A NEW PORTABLE EDITION OF LOUIS WEISDORF’S MULTI-LITE
With its adjustable shades, Louis Weisdorf’s Multi-Lite is one of the most dynamic and adaptable lighting designs of the 20th century. The introduction of the portable edition makes it even more interactive.
Starting with the Multi-Lite Table Lamp as a template, GUBI has worked closely with the Weisdorf family to reimagine the design as a fully portable lamp that packs all the Multi- Lite’s trademark versatility into a more compact form.
First launched in 1972, the Multi-Lite design is unique in its playful flexibility, allowing the light to be directed in multiple directions with a simple adjustment to its shades. Unrestricted by cables, the new edition gives fans of Weisdorf the opportunity to bring the Multi-Lite’s exceptional functionality to any space in the home – or outside it. In the portable iteration, each component of the light has been redeveloped and adapted to optimize ergonomics and stability and to ensure that all parts work together in harmony.
SWITCH THE MOOD
The outer ring – a key aesthetic and structural feature of the Multi-Lite – naturally lends itself to use as a handle, as does the thin stem connecting the shade to the base. On the table lamp, the two small discs on either side of the outer ring are used to adjust the angle of the shade. On the portable version, however, these have been reimagined as dimmer switches. With three dimmer settings, the brightness of the Multi-Lite Portable Lamp can be modified to match the mood or meet the needs of the moment – allowing leisurely evenings on the patio to continue long after the sun goes down.
Like all lamps in the Multi-Lite family, the shades can be manually repositioned to alter the direction and pattern of the lamp’s light and have been meticulously engineered to ensure they can be smoothly adjusted with one hand. To address the fact that the Portable Lamp sits lower on the table, two diffusers in the upper part of the lamp prevent glare while creating an attractive glow of indirect light.
Louis Weisdorf (1932– 2021) was a well-known Danish architect and industrial designer. After becoming one of the youngest designers to graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1954, he worked across graphic, interior, architectural, and industrial design. Weisdorf described himself as a specialist in versatility, which sums up the prodigious and notable career of this multi-faceted designer.
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Brilliant on their own, but always belonging together.